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The American Bar Association (ABA) has officially banned the sale of hookah bars in New York City.

The ban comes after the city saw a sharp rise in the number of hookahs confiscated by police, a trend that has prompted some bars to temporarily close and others to take other measures to curb the influx of illegal devices.

“The ban is not meant to target hookah bar owners who are in the business to promote and provide an enjoyable experience,” the ABA said in a statement.

“The ban does not restrict the availability of hook-ah bars, but it does ban the sale and distribution of hookas.”

The ban applies to all forms of hookies, but only those sold in restaurants, bars and other places where hookah smoke is sold.

“Hookah bars do not provide a safe environment for people to enjoy the health benefits of hooking up,” the association said in the statement.

New York, which has seen a sharp increase in hookah arrests in recent years, is among the first cities to enact a ban.

The ABA’s announcement comes on the heels of New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announcing a crackdown on the illegal sale of tobacco.

“We are committed to protecting the health of New Yorkers and we are going to do what we can to protect people from the dangerous and potentially harmful effects of hookhy,” Schneiderman said in January.

“But we also need to work to make sure that the health and safety of our communities is protected.”